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Discretionary spending...NOW!
11-9-12 | Me

Posted on 11/09/2012 5:26:58 AM PST by SMARTY

I am sure you’ll get a kick out of this.

There is a big push around here to get us to contribute to United Way… their annual coercion to make us ‘give’.

Let me see if I get this right:

Americans just elected a guy whose party has ALWAYS screamed:

‘The government can spend your money better then you can, get more out of your money than you can, provide more efficiently for the needy and disabled, assure that EVERYONE gets his/her fair share, etc…. and on and on’!!!

NOW they think, after they virtually enabled the government to rape us, we will have ANYTHING left over for a charity of our OWN choosing?!!!

Did I get that right… I need to CONTINUE to GIVE?!!

HOW? Where will the extra money come from?

Heck...even the charity that I always give to will get short shrift this go around... let "O" do what he promised with what he can get!

THREE WORDS:

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

I “O” thinks HE can have my income on demand, then let HIM and the vampires in HIS adm. work it out! I’m skinned.

NO MORE DISCRETIONARY SPENDING OUT OF ME FOR FOUR MORE YEARS!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: economy; election; obama
Any other suggestions about what we will do with our REMAINING resources?
1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:27:04 AM PST by SMARTY
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To: SMARTY

1) Stockpile food

2) Buy a rifle, a handgun, and a minimum of 2K round for each

3) Time is a resource; use it to become politically active within your community, and then grow that movement across your state.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:34:16 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: SMARTY

Last night I was talking with our neighbor who is an independent consultant of some sort. He does VERY well financially.

Yesterday he fired his personal accountant because the accountant voted for Obama. He said he has an appointment next week with his Lawyer and if he suspects he, too, voted for jug ears, he’s gone too.

He is checking his doctor, dentist, hair dresser, cable co, wireless co and every other business he uses and will cut ties to as many obama/dem supporters as he can.

He was really on a roll last night...I’d be banned for life if I posted what he called Obama.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:36 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: SMARTY

I agree I am done helping others. If I am forced to feed, clothe, buy contraception, and phones for my neighbors, I see no reason I should voluntarily do more.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:36 AM PST by Howdyneighbor
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To: SMARTY

My response to anyone asking for my money will be ‘ask Obama’.

I bet all the panhandlers in big cities were driven to the polls with their ballots pre-filled. Hope that puts food in their bellies and roof over their heads.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:37:44 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: SMARTY
"With out remaining resources"

Pork and beans. Canned and by the case.

Water filtration systems, ammo (get some airguns too; for those of you not used to eating squirrel, prepare to get used to it because price of meat is going to skyrocket) medical supplies.

I don't anticipate some kind of doomsday scenario, rather those items being restricted to the point of inaccessability, so lay in what you can, while you can.

Our slow, depressed, monotonous slide (accelerating now) into a weak, taxed, tyrranized banana republic continues.

6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:38:10 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: SMARTY

I hate to say it but I am now siding with Mr. Scrooge’s attitude, “Are there no prison’s?”

I’m actually thinking about making a sign for the exit-ramp beggars: “I paid my taxes, go ask Obama for help.”


7 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:15 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SusaninOhio

After the last election, a girl came up to me outside the grocery and asked for money.

That’s what I said: “Ask Obama”

Much as I hate to say it, that may be my response to Santa ringing the bell this year, too.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:20 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY

My goodwill and charity have been spent. But then I stopped donating to the the United Way after their row about not wanting to support the boy scouts. I have no use for those who have systematically destroyed this country and are now hell bent on looting anything left of it.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:03 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

It’s a shame, but “O” and his friends are going to have to learn the hard way just how much Americans have BEEN contributing to charities all along... and how much HE will have to compensate for now that he has made it impossible for us to continue showing charity!!


10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:21 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY

I have avoided the United Way EVERY time it’s been put in front of me. I will ALWAYS determine where, when, and to whom I will make charitable donations. I don’t need some bureaucratic ‘mini-me’ hitting me up for money, and then distributing it without my advice or consent.

Nope...count me out on the United Way scam.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:21 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: SMARTY

In Fiscal Year 2011, the federal government collected $2.303 trillion in tax revenue. Interest on the debt that year totaled $454.4 billion, and mandatory spending totaled $2,025 billion. In sum, mandatory spending plus debt interest totaled $2.479 trillion… exceeding total revenue by $176.4 billion.

For Fiscal Year 2012 which just ended 37 days ago, that shortfall increased 43% to $251.8 billion.

In other words, they could cut the entirety of the Federal Government’s discretionary budget– no more military, SEC, FBI, EPA, TSA, DHS, IRS, etc.– and they would still be in the hole by a quarter of a trillion dollars.

The US government is legally bound to spend more money on mandatory entitlements and interest than it can raise in tax revenue. It won’t make a difference how high they raise taxes, or even if they cut everything else that remains in government as we know it.

~~ Simon Black sovereignman dot com

“If you look at the numbers and the way pure democracy works, pure democracy is dangerous. The majority dictates against the minority. Right now the majority are receiving a check. That is why people were sort of surprised with these conditions that the president could get reelected. That is a bad sign in that there are more on the receiving end.

People do not want anything cut. They want all the bailouts to come. They want the Fed to keep printing money. They do not believe we of gone off the cliff or are close to going off the cliff. They think we can patch it over, that we can somehow come up with a magic solution. You cannot have a budgetary solution if you do not change what the role of government should be. As long as you think we have to please the world and run this welfare state, all we will argue about is who will get the loot. “

Ron Paul


12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:45:00 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: PubliusMM

I always remember how, after college, and between jobs, I volunteered at the local UW office. Answering phones, etc.

A job opening came up and I applies. The job went to some doctor’s wife who didn’t even live in our county.

They paid her handsomely so she’d have a place to get dressed up and go to every day! She began promptly at 10:00 a.m. and walked around with a cup of coffee until lunch... and as far as I could tell, LUNCH was her religion


13 posted on 11/09/2012 5:47:20 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY

There needs to be a patriotic deductible charity so those who need it can get a tax break and send money there rather than to the demo-whores in stalingrad (aka washington dc)

Media watch comes to mind. Any others?

Otherwise, I am not spending any money ANYWHERE unless it’s a vital necessity.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:47:47 AM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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To: SMARTY

Doesn’t matter about Obama, don’t give to international charities period. The tooth to tail ratio on their charitable spending is horrible and international relief organizations have been scammed for years.

Donate to the Salvation army, or Disabled American Veterans.

Charity organizers should not be a lucrative job.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:52:53 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: SMARTY

Buy hard assets, useful commodities and productive resources to help sustain you and your family.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:53:01 AM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Huebolt

United Way is not what they seem, they siphon off most of the funds they collect and VERY LITTLE actually makes it to any meaningful and needy initiative. Such is true for many fundraising entities using the heart strings feel good model (Cancer, animals etc.)

Typically less than 15% of the collected funds actually are used for the “intended” effort

These are facts and to me it is evil to participate in many of them as they are in the business of collecting you money for their own gain

Ask the next time they call for info on how much actually makes it out, bet they will stumble every time


17 posted on 11/09/2012 5:55:23 AM PST by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: Huebolt

“... I am not spending any money ANYWHERE unless it’s a vital necessity.”

THAT is my plan for the next 4 years


18 posted on 11/09/2012 5:56:25 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Usagi_yo

Local churches help those in need also. Keep charity as close to home as you can. The churches may have a better idea of who is in need due to circumstances beyond their control vs those in need due to life choices they have made.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 5:57:25 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: 100American

My employer was relentless in the United way campaigns. I think they owners have gotten the message as the push isn’t quite as intense as it used to be.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 5:59:37 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: formosa

>>But then I stopped donating to the the United Way after their row about not wanting to support the boy scouts.>>

We stopped giving to United Way years and years ago after we found out that their statement that you can choose who to give to and who not to give to was a fake. Their percentages of which organization gets how much is set BEFORE the drive begins. So if you say you won’t contribute to (name your group) they simply take more out of their collection results and give it to the group you’ve said you won’t give to because they have already set up the percentages each group gets.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 6:09:30 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Usagi_yo; SMARTY

” Doesn’t matter about Obama, don’t give to international charities period. The tooth to tail ratio on their charitable spending is horrible and international relief organizations have been scammed for years.

Donate to the Salvation army, or Disabled American Veterans.

Charity organizers should not be a lucrative job. “

I think I read recently on FR that Salvation Army is left.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:35 AM PST by PraiseTheLord
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To: listenhillary

Stopped giving to UW years ago. It is a scam and most of the money goes to chiefs and the indians working under them. Very little to organizations and look at what they are supporting. Feel the same way about the Red Cross. Try to find out where they hold their conventions - sounds like the government scams as of late.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 6:13:23 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: 100American

When someone calls for a cancer donation, I just tell them that I have cancer (I do) and I am homeless (I am) and now I can’t get treated because I’m, over 65. They are always surprised that Obama cut off the mamograms after age 65. Besides which, I now live in the ghetto since the Chicago polititions redistricted us.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 6:18:19 AM PST by MondoQueen
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To: YukonGreen

Remember the scandal a couple decades ago about the United Way top brass living, spending, and traveling lavishly? And I believe it involved blatant misuse of UW funds rising to illegality.

Also, In some areas, Planned Parenthood is one of the recipient organizations, IIRC. And it’s true that designating what organization receives your money is a scam; they just re-arrange the funds so that every group gets its allocated piece of the pie.

I was appointed as UW coordinator one season. I refused. I was told I had no choice. I scheduled my hip replacement for that period. Drastic, but I wasn’t going to do UW and I needed the hip replacement anyhow, so did it sooner rather than later. UW is evil.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 6:24:30 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: kitkat
We stopped giving to United Way years and years ago after we found out that their statement that you can choose who to give to and who not to give to was a fake.

That's exactly when I stopped, too.

Give directly where you wish. As with most else in the world, who needs the overhead and bureaucracy?

26 posted on 11/09/2012 6:25:35 AM PST by JustSurrounded
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To: Howdyneighbor

“I am done helping others. If I am forced to feed, clothe, buy contraception, and phones for my neighbors, I see no reason I should voluntarily do more.”

Hmmm. I like your post. I think it would look lovely printed on some shipping size Avery labels, adhered to note paper, and handed out to certain people over the next four years. I think I’ll do it, with some paraphrasing. Adding the word “democrat sluts” should fit nicely connected to “contraception”.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 6:28:32 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: SMARTY

I, too, am taking the Galt route. But in terms of discretionary spending, I will make one exception: I will continue to give money to those organizations which help homeless pets. Dogs and cats are true victims and need our help.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 6:36:42 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Definitely! We’ll continue to support the organizations that help animals. “For in this world they have no voice; they have no choice.” Our local Planned Pethood is doing a great job with neuter/spay to try to manage the strays. We’ll bump up our donations there.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 6:41:01 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: OldPossum

About the only discretionary spending my husband and I will be doing, is spending on our grandson.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 6:57:21 AM PST by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: SMARTY
NO MORE DISCRETIONARY SPENDING OUT OF ME FOR FOUR MORE YEARS!

WOO-HOO! Take the pledge! It is time for CONSERVATIVES and CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS to take care of their own!

31 posted on 11/09/2012 7:06:35 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SMARTY
I stopped giving to the United Way after the scandal brought to light their lavish spending on trips and executive salaries

I stopped giving to the Red Cross after 9/11 when we realized they diverted the funds and I looked at their executive salaries.

My funds from here on out are for my family.

32 posted on 11/09/2012 7:13:30 AM PST by JIM O
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To: SMARTY

Maybe Obama can mandate we give to the United Homo Way? The SCOTUS says they can mandate how we spend our money after all


33 posted on 11/09/2012 7:22:44 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: who knows what evil?

Ballots obviously don’t express our politial will. We will have to vote with our dollars


34 posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:38 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SusaninOhio

I don’t think they had to be driven anywhere in some cities, I think votes were cast without the voter even knowing they were voting.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 7:26:30 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: listenhillary

boycott liberal churches


36 posted on 11/09/2012 7:29:57 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: muggs
About the only discretionary spending my husband and I will be doing, is spending on our grandson.

That's nice, but it is in no sense charitable giving, which is what I was bringing up. It's an intra-family income transfer.

37 posted on 11/09/2012 7:44:54 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: snowrip

In addition to 1-3, is the following.

Network with the sane (conservative) members of your extended family for support, both financial and otherwise. Minimize communication with the Obamabots, who are potential informants. Our family in eastern Europe has been through this. And then leave them to depend on the government. Some have to learn the hard way.

Remember what Jesus said about family. He didn’t come to bring peace, but division.


38 posted on 11/09/2012 7:54:21 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SMARTY
Ballots obviously don’t express our political will. We will have to vote with our dollars.

Could not possibly agree more...we are tired of getting kicked in the teeth by people and pundits that are supposedly on 'our side'. 'Vote with our dollars'. There's a 'slogan' in there somewhere...'The ballot box didn't work, now we'll vote with our dollars.' Take it viral, conservatives.

39 posted on 11/09/2012 8:13:07 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: OldPossum
I will continue to give money to those organizations which help homeless pets. Dogs and cats are true victims and need our help.

I'll stand with you on that one...although some would disagree.dogs and cats are neither Republican nor democrats. :-)

40 posted on 11/09/2012 8:15:47 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Network with the sane (conservative) members of your extended family for support, both financial and otherwise. Minimize communication with the Obamabots, who are potential informants. Our family in eastern Europe has been through this. And then leave them to depend on the government. Some have to learn the hard way.

What an excellent point!

41 posted on 11/09/2012 8:17:00 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SMARTY
The United Way umbrella group is a secular, NWO organization. They have one of the worst, if not THE worst, administrative overheads of all charities. Their list of leftist and NWO group recipients is not what you expect.

I got a printout many years ago of UW charities. Shocking waste. One was a group that sponsored unwed mothers to send them on two-week vacations in the Caribbean, giving them a "well-deserved" rest from the stress of single parenthood. That was the day I started to research and donate to groups of MY choice.

Please, do your own research and pick an organization where your dollars have even a remote chance of actually going to the needy. Church groups are far better at helping the poor. Support them.

42 posted on 11/09/2012 8:22:10 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: listenhillary

my employer has an on line donation system, has for a few years. Each dept. tries to get the best percentage of workers responding. After the first few years where to not donate one had to put in one was donating $0, last year they finally gave a I’m not donating at this time button.

The sooner one goes in and responds the sooner on stops the stupid mail requests! I don’t know if the company gives more $$ to UW based on response or not. Never asked that.


43 posted on 11/09/2012 8:47:14 AM PST by tickles
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To: SMARTY

Per my tagline I have been “living lik no one else” to become debt free. I am only a few weeks from paying off my mortgage and as a result had started putting together a list of major projects and purchases. I was originally planning to spend about $48K over the next 2 years!

I am re-evaluating that list as we speak and can probably minimize that to $5K or less. If I can find a used laptop and a used couch, then I can get it even lower. Regretfully, I have to do a front porch repair that could run some significant change, but it is required to keep the city off my back!


44 posted on 11/09/2012 10:23:47 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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